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Global Backpackers Central

9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #58 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Bad experience first we booked to have a room all 4 together but receptionist messed it up so had to change rooms after first night. All reception was saying was feel free to look for new hostel u don't have to stay here. Room airconditions work in none of the rooms and the rooms DONT have windows. Also reception likes... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hostel. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that there was an issue with the booking. Our reception will always try and get you into the same room as soon as it is possible to do so. Our rooms are equipped with a fan and air conditioning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Need too be more organized and make to be clean. Look for recycle, place for lost and found, keep the smooth and and taking care. Was trying to find a place to leave a feedback. Is good to have their opinion and share it. Like a book where you can write messages and leave your sign. Very good service and... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and your review was really helpful. Enjoy your adventures. More

York, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I'm giving the place a 3, purely for the fact it's clean, good central location and pretty good value on the "Buy 3 nights get the 4th free". But the fact that the night hate has been shut twice on me in two nights is ridiculous. There is no number on the door to call for someone to let you... More

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Ciara B, General Manager at Global Backpackers Central, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay with our hostel. I apologise that you were locked out during the night, for security we close the night gate between 10pm and 11pm. Your room key gets you back through the door and into the hostel which is why we recommend that everyone takes their key with them when leaving their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here for a week - smack bang in the middle of town (cheapest hostle Iv'e stayed at in a city so far) a fair price with sooo much to offer. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Rooms and facilities were awsome. would stay here agen.. =]

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed there for 4 nights. We were in a 4 bed dorm. They are bunkless so this is a good point, everyone sleeps in a good bed. They just give you one sheet, no blanket. The 3 first night, it was very cold as they always leave the air con on, and you can switch off... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Upon arriving at Global Backpackers at around 6pm, we were given the key to our room. We had rented out a private, as it was my last night in Australia and I wanted to enjoy it and sleep well. We walked into the room and found that the beds were not made, and that there was someone else's puke on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed in a 3 shared room (not even the cheapest) and just wanted to leave the next morning. After me and my friend checked in nobody helped us finding our room, kitchen or the toilets. My friend had to change her bedsheets on her own, because they have been used and dirty. I should have checked mine too, old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed at a private double, which was clean, with a good fan and aircon. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay, this is not for you as the rooms are right at a main hallway and you can hear everything as all noise just echos. Balcony was nice and the location is right in Cairns so it's... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The location is really good, close to the main street, convienent, outside already is the pick up/ drop off point of the tours. Staff is welcoming and helpful. I stayed in 8 ppl mixed dorm, bed already made with pillow and duvet. if something could be improved, that must be the cleanliness of the room, hope the staff would sweep... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very nice and clean hostel in a perfect location in Cairns. I stayed in a 3 bed dorm with a/c and proper beds (not trunk ones) The only annoying thing was that the clean up time of the kitchen was in the morning at breakfast time

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Address: 9b Shields Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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